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Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

Super-efficient solar cells can power homes in unforgiving areas

EngadgetEngadget12:22am 476Scientists have long talked about black silicon (that is, silicon with nano-sized structures) having the potential to…
Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

EngadgetEngadgetSun 8:01pm 348When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props à la DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks…

What AI Experts Think About the Existential Risk of AI

SlashdotSlashdotSun 5:32pm 345DaveS7 writes: There's been no shortage of high profile people weighing in on the subject of AI lately. We've heard…

Death of a middleman: Cloud storage gateways – and their evolution

The RegisterThe Register7:02am 314Fading glory for Google, Microsoft and Amazon go-betweens? For decades, we’ve survived quite nicely using on-premise…
APPS ON SALE: 9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

APPS ON SALE: 9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

BGRBGR10:23am 294Happy Memorial Day, BGR readers! You can celebrate the holiday with beers and a barbecue, or you can celebrate by…

Capital Gains: More Stripe Funding, Marc Andreessen’s New Board Seat and More

Re/codeRe/codeSun 8:15pm 288Funding news from this week in Silicon Valley.
Chromecast app update gives a clearer look at your streaming devices

Chromecast app update gives a clearer look at your streaming devices

EngadgetEngadgetSun 10:10pm 282If you're fortunate enough to have more than one Chromecast device at home, you should now have an easier time making…

World loses John Nash, the 'Beautiful Mind'

The RegisterThe RegisterSun 8:57pm 265Nash and wife, Alicia, die in New Jersey taxi accident A car accident in New Jersey has claimed the life of Nobel…

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BlackBerry Laying Off Workers in Handset Unit

Re/codeRe/codeSat 11:23pm 642The company will cut an undisclosed number of workers as it seeks to make its shrinking phone business profitable.
This is what an astronaut sees during an aborted spaceflight

This is what an astronaut sees during an aborted spaceflight

The VergeThe VergeSat 9:07pm 776Yesterday, SpaceX released footage of a May 6th pad abort test for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The video is filmed from…

Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

SlashdotSlashdotSat 8:04pm 536sciencehabit sends news of a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology which found that science is still…
With the future of government spying hanging in the balance, the Senate goes on vacation

With the future of government spying hanging in the balance, the Senate goes on vacation

VentureBeatVentureBeatSat 5:09pm 575When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing. That’s pretty much what the Senate did. A sort of showdown occurred…

25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

SlashdotSlashdotFri 11:10pm 587An anonymous reader writes: Windows 3.0 was launched on 22 May 1990 — I know, 'coz I was there as a SDE on the team. I…
How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight

How an 8-minute surgery could completely fix your poor eyesight

BGRBGRFri 8:45pm 622One of the things technology will most likely fix at some point down the road is poor eyesight. And it might happen…

Hi! You've reached TeslaCrypt ransomware customer support. How may we fleece you?

The RegisterThe RegisterWed 6:22am 601Infosec bods tear into the belly of the beast The TeslaCrypt ransomware gang raked in $76,500 in around 10 weeks,…

Blizzard Bans 100,000 Cheaters In Massive "World of Warcraft" Ban Spree

SlashdotSlashdotMay 17, 2015, 11:01 pm 569MojoKid writes: Like many MMORPGs, World of Warcraft can be a grind. To sidestep the time commitment required to…